March, 2022

Digital Health* – From Zero to Hero to ??

Digital Health

I had the pleasure of keynoting the recent UCLA Medtech Partnering Conference, where they asked me to speak on digital health,* and particularly its current state and where I see the opportunities and challenges over the next few years.

3 ways interoperability will improve health care

KevinMD

In health information technology circles, interoperability has become quite the buzzword. A Google search for “Interoperability in Healthcare” yielded 28 million results. Given its pervasiveness, it’s not surprising that the precise meaning of the term is often obscured.

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How open source innovation can mitigate digital health inequities

Mobi Health News

During HIMSS22, presenters discussed how an open source model of sharing ideas and innovation could help solve access inequities in digital health

People in the U.S. Without the Internet Were More Likely To Die in the Pandemic

Health Populi

Access to the Internet has been a key determinant of health — or more aptly, death — during the COVID-19 pandemic. Americans lacked Internet access were more likely to die due to complications from the coronavirus, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open this month.

Streamlining Patient Care: Strategies to Deal with Unified Communications & Collaboration

Speaker: Zafar Chaudry, MD, MS, MIS, MBA, Sr. Vice President – Chief Digital & Information Officer at Seattle Children’s

During this webinar, you will learn about collaborative healthcare software, strategies for increasing stakeholder participation, and communication optimization techniques for reducing message and alert fatigue.

Five Security Predictions Facing Healthcare Organizations In 2022

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Dirk Schrader, resident CISO (EMEA) and vice president of security research, Netwrix. Ransomware is steadily increasing each and every year, with the healthcare and hospital industries suffering among the most. In 2021, we saw […]. The article Five Security Predictions Facing Healthcare Organizations In 2022 appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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Ten apps to help those with hearing loss

Aging in Place Technology Watch

Hearing aid users need smartphones and apps.

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The myth of physician resistance

KevinMD

I’m an RN and clinical informaticist. When I was studying health care informatics, I learned about physician resistance. The idea is that physicians are uniquely resistant to EHRs and health care information technology (HIT) apps.

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Google's Care Studio announces Conditions, an AI-backed tool

Mobi Health News

The feature is geared toward offering clinicians a holistic view of the patient.

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Can a Food-As-Medicine App Extend Chronic Health Management at the Grocery Store?

Health Populi

Foogal, a recipe app designed to support patients’ healthy cooking and eating, launched on 24th March. In its initial version, Foogal addresses several specific diet paradigms: for patients demanding a wellness protocol, an autoimmune protocol, or wanting to address insulin resistance.

2022 Guide to Improved Patient Outcomes: AI-Powered Remote Monitoring and Increasing Revenue for Your Practice

Speaker: Mintu Turakhia M.D. M.A.S., Consulting Head of Medical, 100Plus | Mike Wurm, Director of Product and Strategy, 100Plus | Daniel Gasparini, Director of Sales | Nadia Ziyadeh-Hammad, LVN, RPM Coordinator, Greenville Healthcare Associates

2022 brings new healthcare challenges. With the rising need for remote patient monitoring (RPM) and new COVID-19 variants increasing that need, 100Plus continues to reduce patient, clinician, and health care system barriers to RPM use.

Q&A with CIO Terri Couts, Part 1: “If you’re not adapting, you’re not surviving.”

Health System CIO

“Anything we deploy enhances or enables care in some way,” said Terri Couts, CIO at The Guthrie Clinic. In this podcast, she talks about taking on the CIO role during “interesting times,” the new bar for patient experience, and how Covid has helped improve agility.

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IRS Increasing Staff to Clear Backlog and Support Current Tax Season

ACA Times

On March 10, the Treasury issued a statement announcing that the IRS will be hiring more than 10,000 positions to assist with its current backlog and the 2021 filing season.

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Post-Acute Care Technology: Implementing Telehealth

AMD Telemedicine

What Post-Acute Care Facilities Need to Know About Implementing Telehealth Device Technology. From improving access to physicians to raising the quality of care, telehealth technology is fundamentally changing how we handle healthcare.

A critique of interoperability, big data, and AI in medicine

KevinMD

Today medical records are developed for a single encounter (an outpatient visit or hospital stay). The medical records for an encounter are signed off at the end of the encounter and cannot be changed.

Remote Patient Monitoring Powered by AI Leads to Improved Health Metrics for Senior Patients

Remote Patient Monitoring provides measurable improvements in patient health outcomes across treated conditions, including hypertension, obesity, and diabetes. These quantitative patient outcomes provide credible data on patient progression and practitioner performance.

Google to launch appointment scheduling in search, submits new Fitbit feature to FDA

Mobi Health News

The tech giant also provided an update on its artificial intelligence research and announced the expansion of YouTube's tools to mitigate the spread of health misinformation

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Thinking About Telehealth Through the Lens of Real Estate – Listening to JLL

Health Populi

If you made your living in commercial real estate — and especially, working with hospitals’ and health systems’ office space — would the concept of telehealth be freaking you out right now?

7 Key Trends to Watch from Aging and Health Technology Watch

Aging in Place Technology Watch

What trends matter this year and beyond? In 2022, the oldest baby boomer turns 76, while the population aged 65+ will exceed 54 million.

The Best Practices For Securing Confidential Patient Data

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Milica Vojnic, business development associate, Wisetek. Cybercrimes are on the rise across the Internet and the healthcare sector is certainly no different in terms of the risks. This is why storing patient data […]. The article The Best Practices For Securing Confidential Patient Data appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Milica Vojnic securing patient data Wisetek

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Burnout, Tele-Health, and Accessibility: How to Manage the Expectation of a 24-Hour Workday

Speaker: Keith Carlson — BSN, RN, NC-BC, Host of The Nurse Keith Podcast

Learn how the healthcare industry can promote compassionate care and reduce burnout in a variety of ways.

Congress Extends Flexible Telehealth Rules Past Official End of COVID Public Health Emergency

Healthcare IT Today

For some time now, special pandemic rules have been in effect which allowed providers to offer various forms of government-funded telehealth. However, if no action was taken to head this off, these rules were due to expire with the official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Human nature will help patients better than any algorithm or AI

KevinMD

Tapping into the mindset of one of the most villainous cinematic computers, the HAL 9000 of 2001 A Space Odyssey, may provide introspection to save us from the same paranoid meltdown that led HAL (spoiler alert) to embark on a murderous rampage.

Tech is poised to transform the pharmacy experience for patients

Mobi Health News

UMPC's chief pharmacy officer Chronis Manolis discusses the future of pharmacies ahead of HIMSS22.

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Go Local and Go Beyond Medical Care: What Hospitals, Health Plans, and Pharma Can Do to Rebuild Trust

Health Populi

Without trust, people do not engage with health care providers, health plans, or life science companies… nor do many people accept “science fact.” ” I explore the sad state of Trust and Health Care.

Innovative Ways to Improve Your Patients’ Digital Experience

Speaker: Prof. Dina Ziadlou, Ph.D., Professor at School of Health Science at Colorado Technical University, USA, Executive Board Member & Chair of Digital Transformation Leadership at International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health, Switzerland

As our healthcare ecosystem is a patient-centric system toward achieving quality care domains, it is essential to reshape our client empowerment and engagement strategies based on digital transformation to maximize the effectiveness of healthcare outcomes.

Physician venture investor talks telehealth, digital therapeutics, Medicaid tech

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

GSR Ventures, a $3 billion assets under management venture firm investing in early-stage digital health companies, is an unusual venture firm: The partners all are former practicing physicians and former successful healthcare technology entrepreneurs themselves.

7 Survival Tips For Travel Nurses

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Nursing can be an exciting profession if you opt to become a travel nurse since you’ll always be on the go. Still, the job comes with some unique challenges associated with the niche that may […]. The article 7 Survival Tips For Travel Nurses appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Survival Tips For Travel Nurses

Principal Technologies Adds Vision Surgery AI to its MedTech Portfolio

Healthcare IT Today

Principal Technologies Inc. the “Company”) (TSXV: PTEC.P), which is building a diverse portfolio of investments in healthcare technology companies, is pleased to announce that it has completed an investment in Vision Surgery AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) technology company.

How an AI bot transformed my EHR experience

KevinMD

What is it about the documentation of patient encounters that is so aggravating? I was ecstatic to be part of the generation that entered the computer age in medicine. The first day I opened a chart on a pull-down menu within a pixelated screen I felt like I was ushering in the future. We would.

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Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.